Sure, you can easily move to a new, larger case without much hassle, aside from rebuilding the PC. Below are some choices, but keep in mind that shipping can be expensive, aluminum cases are usually higher-quality, and windows or side vents make the computer more noisy.COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP
- This is my favorite case, it's elegant and beautifully engineered. COOLER MASTER COSMOS S RC-1100-KKN1-GP
- Same as the previous case, only black and silver.NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
- Not bad at all, though, it does use plastic.LIAN LI PC-A71F Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
- This kind of reminds me of the monolith from 2001.SILVERSTONE TJ10-B Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
- This is my current case.
Graphics cards are more fun, in my opinion. I recently updated my old GeForce 9800 GTX in SLI to a single Radeon 5850 and it has been working well so far. Final Fantasy XIV was the trigger that made me do it, that, plus being able to run Mass Effect 2 with super sampling anti aliasing at a higher level. Even though my motherboard, an XFX 780i, only does SLI, Nvidia's drivers made me switch back to ATI/AMD after several years. Almost anything will be faster than a single GeForce 9800 GTX in the mid-range market. From slowest to fastest:
AMDXFX HD-685X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6850
- This is, performance wise, between the Radeon 5830 and the 5850.HIS H687FT1G2M Radeon HD 6870
- This card runs a little bit less than the Radeon 5850 and can sometimes go above it.XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB
- Online retailers are marking these down before the new Radeon 6900 series comes out to replace the 5850/5870 in the high-end market. I wish I waited a few weeks, I paid $50 more.HIS H587FN1GD Radeon HD 5870 1GB
- One of the fastest single GPU's on the market.
NvidiaEVGA 01G-P3-1370-TR GeForce GTX 460
- When it comes to Nvidia GPU's, I suggest EVGA or Galaxy. I once included XFX, but after they started making Radeon cards, Nvidia dropped them. This runs very slightly below the 6850 and is on par price wise.EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470
- This usually runs slightly slower than the 6870 but faster than the 6850.Galaxy 58NLH5HS8GGX GeForce GTX 580
- This is faster than any of AMD's current GPU offerings.